My Skin is Tired! What can I do?

Daily life can be fast-paced and stressful.There never seems to be enough time to get everything done, so sometimes we take shortcuts when it comes to self-care. This all takes a toll on your mind and body. Not to mention external irritants that you deal with daily can all lead to skin fatigue.

What exactly is skin fatigue? The main indicators are dullness, large pores and persistent dryness. Your skin might appear to be sallow and over-all tired looking. Stressful environments, whether at home or work, frequent traveling and working long hours can lead to tired and troubled skin.

What can you do about it? Work towards keeping your skin barrier healthy, from the inside out. Get enough sleep, hydrate and eat a healthy diet, to begin with. You may be vitamin deficient, so add a vitamin supplement to your daily care routine. If you smoke or are constantly exposed to smoke, decreasing exposure will help you in many ways.

Take care of your skin with adequate, gentle cleansing and moisturize with an appropriate product for your skin type. Your needs may change at different times of the year, but keeping your skin clean and hydrated is essential to your skin's health. Using products that contain antioxidants and vitamins can greatly increase their efficiency. Exfoliation using a gentle scrub will help remove dulling dead skin cells and make way for fresh skin cells to emerge.

This might seem like a lot of work, but once you get into a routine of taking care of yourself it will become second nature!

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